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Jose Garcia

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Wed May 22, 2024, 09:50 PM May 22

Harvard board bars 13 pro-Palestine student protesters from graduating, overruling faculty [View all]

Source: The Hill

Harvard University’s governing board rejected an effort from faculty Wednesday to allow a group of 13 students sanctioned due to their participation in pro-Palestine protests to receive their degrees and graduate.

The Harvard Corporation veto of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) decision, which The Harvard Crimson described as “unprecedented,” underlines tensions between the university’s faculty and administration in the wake of mass pro-Palestine protests that have roiled college campuses this year.

FAS voted Monday to recommend that the 13 sanctioned students be allowed to receive degrees and graduate despite their disciplinary violations, going against a decision from the university’s administrative board last week. The corporation’s veto of that faculty vote again bars the students from graduating.

“Because the students included as the result of Monday’s amendment are not in good standing,” the corporation wrote in a statement, referring to the 13 students, “we cannot responsibly vote to award them degrees at this time.”

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/homenews/education/4680598-harvard-board-bars-13-pro-palestine-student-protesters-from-graduating-overruling-faculty/amp/

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Wow DENVERPOPS May 22 #1
It's not government doing it. So, not sure if it's a first amendment thing XorXor May 23 #9
How so? Ontheboundry May 23 #12
Could be..........NC DENVERPOPS May 23 #13
Because this is a "private" school Zilli May 23 #16
That's correct Ontheboundry May 23 #19
This message was self-deleted by its author emulatorloo May 23 #29
Don't know about that. If they otherwise completed requirements, deserve a degree. Silent Type May 22 #2
Harvard Corporation, sharing Elon Musk's interpretation of freedom of speech. Bad look, but not surprising. Comfortably_Numb May 22 #3
Maybe the board members need a course on the Bill.of Rights. sinkingfeeling May 22 #4
"at this time" Prairie Gates May 22 #5
Scholastic Merit is meaningless here Zilli May 23 #17
I'm Not Saying I Agree... GB_RN May 22 #6
So far, yours is the only post in this thread with facts. yardwork May 23 #21
They happened not to be facts about this case, but whatever Prairie Gates May 23 #25
Probably to make their donors happy. This looks fishy tornado34jh May 23 #7
Actions have consequences. This much they should learn question everything May 23 #8
Yes, especially that small despots will generally bend a knee before the golden calf. Magoo48 May 23 #15
What were the "actions"? All the article says is being "pro-Palestine". muriel_volestrangler May 23 #20
Good! I'm glad to know that they're standing firm on this. If consequences are threatened * Oopsie Daisy May 23 #10
Welcome to reality kids! Actions have consequences. oldsoftie May 23 #11
- hundreds walking out during graduation in solidarity womanofthehills May 24 #32
"Solidarity will bring down Zionism".Sure, kids. I'm sure their parents are so proud. oldsoftie May 24 #33
The overwhelming number of students who protested face no punishment. The ones affected by this action are the ones who 24601 May 23 #14
This Is Performative RobinA May 23 #18
It may be wrong and it may be performative, but diplomas aren't guaranteed. yardwork May 23 #22
They're going to get the diplomas anyway...they just have to wait until the "sanction period" ends Prairie Gates May 23 #24
Did you read that or just your opinion? If so, it's not that big a deal. walkingman May 23 #28
From the article itself Prairie Gates May 23 #30
Cool, thank you! walkingman May 24 #31
Oh, so its just a show with no consequences. I hope donors pull their millions oldsoftie May 24 #35
Most universits also have a Code of Conduct. I imagine Harvard is no different. oldsoftie May 24 #34
I doubt Harvard graduate and degree holder Ted Kaczynski would agree with this harun May 23 #23
The lesson today kids, is... Think. Again. May 23 #26
That is just wrong...by any measure. walkingman May 23 #27
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